At a press conference earlier today, the Harrisburg Senators and Billy Kaldes announced the crown jewel of this year’s UCP Sports Memorabilia Auction will be an authentic, game-worn 1931 Harrisburg Senators jersey of manager Eddie Onslow.
The jersey will be displayed with a panoramic team photo from that season in the Team Store between April 17th to the date of the auction.
The Senators were a member of the New York-Pennsylvania League, a precursor to the Eastern League, and were independent from any affiliation from Major League Baseball. The team won the league championship that season behind the bats of Lou Finney, Babe Fischer, and Horace McBride and the pitching of Irvin Rase, Bill Dietrich, and Andy Rush.
The 27th Annual UCP/Harrisburg Senators Sports Auction will be held on Saturday, June 22nd at the Carousel Pavilion on City Island. Registration and a silent auction begins at 8:45 in the morning followed by the live auction of over 100 items at 10 AM. Former Senator Matt Stairs will make an appearance as he signs autographs and takes photos between 11 AM and 1 PM. Strawberry Square will host a sneak preview of some items displaying them June 3rd through June 21st.
Proceeds from the auction will benefit the growth fund of the UCP Foundation of Central PA which assists disabled infants, children, and adults and their families to achieve their goals of development, growth, independence, and full citizenship.